John ”Grumpy” LaFond of Bogota, NJ, age 80, passed away on Monday November 2nd, 2020. Born in upstate New York, in Warrensburg, son of the late Louise and Claire LaFond, and proud son-in-law of Frank and Frances Birch, of Fort Lee, NJ. John is survived by his wife of 51 years, Therese LaFond, his 14 children & 11 in-laws, 46 (and growing) grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.
Gabrielle and Michael Whalen, William and Maria LaFond, Stephanie and Jose Argueta, Paul and Christina LaFond, David and Erin LaFond, Bernadette and Theodore Birgler, Kirsten and John Martinko, Gerard and Luminita LaFond, Ian and Nancy LaFond, Anthony and Carla LaFond, Sean and Anna LaFond, Kateri and the late Gavyn Riley, Andrew LaFond, Kyla LaFond & Kevin Cen.
Funeral mass will be held Friday, 10am, at St. Joseph’s Roman CatholIc Church, Bogota, NJ. Internment will follow at Madonna Cemetery, Fort Lee, NJ.
A lifelong supporter of our service men, women and their families; a father of 11 active, reserve and veterans, John and his family would appreciate donations to the “Lead the Way Fund”, https://www.leadthewayfund.org, in the name of his oldest brother Paul Emile LaFond (Private First Class, US Army, Purple Heart), Missing in Action (MIA) at Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War. https://www.honorstates.org/index.php?id=178075.
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